Muncie Garbage Dog Rescued from Dumpster Gets New Home

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On January 24, 2015, Gary West from Muncie, Ind., went to work and as he parked his car in the back of his family business, he heard dog cries coming from a nearby dumpster. The concerned man checked the container and found a German shepherd puppy abandoned in the bin lying on piles of trash.

Dog rescued from dumpster. Photo Credit: Gary West
Dog rescued from dumpster. Photo Credit: Gary West

 

The man called authorities and police officers were dispatched to United Home Supply located on South Hoyt Avenue. Muncie Animal Shelter workers assisted police in rescuing the discarded dog. They helped transport the puppy back to the shelter.

The dumpster dog was named Miles and found in good health. Rescuers said the young dog was very scared at first but once he felt safe and was surrounded by loving people, the puppy started to come out of his shell.

On January 31st, Muncie Animal Shelter announced on their Facebook page that Miles had found a new loving home:

“We are pleased to announce that Miles, the puppy that was found in the dumpster, is with his new rescue family!”

Gary West visiting Miles. Photo Credit: Muncie Animal Shelter.
Gary West visiting Miles. Photo Credit: Muncie Animal Shelter.

 

Mr. West visited the dog at the shelter a few days after he helped rescue the pet. In 1978, the West family rescued a stray lab mix they found wandering outside their family business just before the ’78 blizzard. They named that dog Blizzard and after founding Miles this January, the family considered welcoming him to their home too. However, the shelter did not confirm the West family is Miles’s new adopters.

92 thoughts on “Muncie Garbage Dog Rescued from Dumpster Gets New Home”

  1. Hi: You are absolutely correct. I am bothered quite a bit concerning bad grammar, whether spoken by TV commentators or even written in the newspaper.
    I am not a native English speaker and I am therefore appalled at the lack of proper English in the US.

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    • TALKING ABOUT DOGS BEING THROWN IN DUMPSTERS, AND IN DITCHES, NOT FED, ETC. ETC. ETC. THERE ARE STORIES ON YAHOO VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY ABOUT PETS. I’VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN HARDLY READ THEM ANYMORE. I’M A 50 YEAR OLD MAN AND CRY ABOUT ALMOST STORY I READ ABOUT. THESE IDIOTS NEED TO BE THROWN IN A JAIL CELL WITH A GUY NAMED BUBBA!!!! IF I EVER CAUGHT SOMEONE DO THAT TO AN ANIMAL I’D GO BALISTIC. SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO TAKE THE LAW INTO YOUR OWN HANDS!

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    • WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PETS BEING THROWN INTO DUMPSTERS USED IN DOG FIGHTS ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC.ETC. ETC. AND YOU’RE SITTING ON HERE TALKING ABOUT GRAMMER. YOU OBVIOSLY JUST AS IGNORANT AS THE SCUM THAT DOES THIS TO THE PETS. YOU HAD TO TAKE THE SHORT BUS TO GET TO SCHOOL!!

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  2. Thanks to Mr. West in finding this little guy. He deserves to be the new owner as he has a very big heart> I’m sure Miles has bonded with him.

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  3. We found a dog that looks exactly like this one, when we first moved back to Georgia. He is the sweetest dog. He looks like a German Shepherd except for the square jaw. Beautiful. Riley is the best boy ever.

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  4. First of all it didn’t state exactly if the man adopted the puppy or not. He did call the police & they took it to the animal shelter. He visited the puppy, but it didn’t say for sure that he adopted him or not, but he did save his life & that was really the main thing. If I saw an animal in a similar condition like this, I too would call the police & have them take it to the animal shelter & if they told me to call the animal shelter I would or I’d take it down myself, but I wouldn’t be able to adopt it, but at least I would save the animal’s life. It’s a no brainer.

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